X-Plane airport which contains at least one 3D object. May be a fully constructed major airport.
Means all airports, water airports, airstrips or heliports.
- Add-on airport
FSX/P3D: All scenery data that is found outside of the base flight simulator
Scenerydirectory is considered an add-on.
X-Plane: All airports in the
Custom Scenerydirectory are considered add-on airports and will be highlighted accordingly.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020: All airports located in the
Communitydirectory and the
Official\Steamare considered to be add-on airports. Exceptions are
- Approach Procedure
An approach procedure is a series of maneuvers for the transfer of an aircraft in instrument flight conditions from the initial approach to a landing or to a point from which a landing may be made visually. If a flight plan includes a standard arrival procedure (STAR), an approach procedure will normally follow the STAR.
- Arrival Procedure
Approach, transition or STAR procedure.
A binary file with the extension BGL which is part of a flight simulator scenery containing airport, navaid or airway information. These files can also contain traffic, landclass, elevation or other information which is not relevant for Little Navmap.
A user interface element that allows to toggle a setting between two states (on and off) or three states (on, off and not applicable).
Comma-separated values text file.
A text file format used by X-Plane to store airport, navaid and procedure information.
- Departure Procedure
SID (standard instrument departure) procedure.
A dialog window requiring user input. Most dialogs block the whole applicaton until closed.
Distance measuring equipment or a radio navaid.
- Empty airport
An airport that has no taxiways, no parking positions or gates, no aprons and is not an add-on airport and is not a water airport.
Final approach course fix. A point aligned on the final approach course of an instrument procedure.
Final approach fix. The point where the final approach segment begins on the instrument approach.
This term refers to a waypoint, radio navaid or an calculated point on a procedure. A fix might be defined by VOR radial and distance, for example.
- Flight Plan Position
An user defined waypoint which is part of the flight plan.
Flight plan format used by the X-Plane FMS, Aerosoft Airbus and other add-on aircraft.
Flight plan format used by X-Plane 11 and 12. Can be loaded into the stock GPS, FMS or add-ons.
Flight Simulator 2004.
Flight Simulator X or Flight Simulator - Steam Edition.
Feet. 0.3048 meter.
A geographical information system like Google Earth for example.
Localizer type directional aid. A type of localizer-based instrument approach to an airport.
Instrument guidance system – a modified ILS to accommodate a non-straight approach.
Instrument landing system.
- Initial Fix
This is the first fix of a procedure.
In aviation, an intersection is a virtual navigational fix that helps aircraft maintain their flight plan. This manual also uses the synonym waypoint.
- Logbook Entry
Created by the user or automatically on finishing a flight containing takeoff and landing.
Own flight plan format of Little Navmap.
Missed approach point. The point on the final approach which represents the termination of the final approach and the start of the missed approach.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
VOR, VORTAC, TACAN, NDB or waypoint/intersection. Also ILS and Localizer.
Non directional beacon - radio navaid.
Nautical miles. 1.852 km, 1’ (one minute or 1/60°) latitude or 1’ longitude at the Equator.
Prepar3D v3 to v5.
GA ramp, cargo ramp, fuel box or gate at an airport.
FSX and P3D flight plan format.
Point of interest. An userpoint type.
A STAR, SID or approach and the respective transitions.
- Radio navaid
VOR, VORTAC, TACAN or NDB.
Airport zero to five star rating depending on facilities.
- Scenery Library Database
This is an internal database (SQLite) that is created by Little Navmap when reading all the flight simulator BGL or DAT files. It allows fast complex searches and map display.
Simplified directional facility is a localizer-based instrument non-precision approach to an airport, which provides a final approach course similar to ILS and LDA approaches, but not as precise.
A standard instrument departure is an air traffic control departure procedure that helps to simplify clearance delivery procedures. A SID will keep aircraft away from terrain but it is optimized for air traffic control route of flight and does not necessarily provide the best climb gradient. It provides a balance between terrain and obstacle avoidance, noise abatement and airspace management.
A programming interface that allows applications to read and write flight simulator parameters from FSX, P3D and MSFS.
A standard terminal arrival is a flight route that usually covers the phase of a flight between the last point of the route filled in the flight plan and the first point of the approach to the airport, normally the initial approach fix (IAF). A STAR connects the en-route phase with the approach phase of the flight.
- Start position
Used for departure in flight plans. Either runway, helipad, GA ramp, cargo ramp, fuel box or gate.
Tactical air navigation system - radio navaid used by military aircraft.
Top of climb.
Top of descent.
VHF omni directional radio range - radio navaid.
VHF omni directional radio range with distance measuring equipment - radio navaid.
Co-located VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) beacon and tactical air navigation system (TACAN) beacon.
An user defined waypoint like a bookmark, point of interest or visual reporting point (VRP).
- User Feature
Any display object like traffic patterns or measurment lines which can be added or removed by the user.
Universal coordinated time. Also Zulu time.
Visual reporting point for VFR flights. An userpoint type.
It is a navaid defined by coordinates. Synonym for intersection in this manual.